Helena Jansen has been recognized as the Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for her excellent play last week, the conference announced Wednesday.
Jansen won every match she played this past week, leading the Mountaineers to a 4-2 win against Louisiana and a 4-0 sweep against ULM.
On Friday at the No. 1 doubles position, Jansen and Ellie Murphy defeated the Ragin’ Cajuns 7-6 (7-5) to clinch the crucial doubles point for App State. In singles play, she earned another team point at the No. 1 court, defeating Catarina Zheng, 6-2, 6-0, to earn her fourth consecutive singles win.
Jansen then clinched her fifth consecutive on Sunday against ULM’s Hala Badwy, winning 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in a comeback to lead the Mountaineers to their second consecutive Sun Belt win.
On the season, Jansen is a team-best 14-7 in singles action, and has gone 7-12 in doubles play.
LAST WEEK’S NUMBERS
App State 4, Louisiana 2
1. Helena Jansen (APP) def. Catarina Zheng (LA) 6-2, 6-0
1. Helena Jansen/Ellie Murphy (APP) def. Carla Urchoeguia/Momoko Yoshimura (LA) 7-6 (7-5)
App State 4, ULM 0
1. Helena Jansen (APP) def. Hala Badwy (ULM) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4